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  1. July 30, 2014

    Leveraged loans expand in southern Africa

    The leveraged loan industry is looking to tap into the growth potential of sub-Saharan Africa as it prepares the framework...

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    July 14, 2014

    Guest post: Mumbai should host the BRICS bank

    By Manjeet Kripalani, Indian Council on Global Relations When Narendra Modi, prime minister, meets the leaders of the BRICS...

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  1. July 7, 2014

    Mastrantonio, Johannesburg

    Where: Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo, Sandton, WiFi: Yes Plug Sockets: No Price of a Penne Gamberetti: R105...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Five homes perfect for tennis fans

    438 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, California, $45m Where In Holmby Hills, a neighbourhood of west Los Angeles, 20 minutes’...

  3. June 23, 2014

    Naspers: pixel keiretsu

    Buying a third of Tencent today would cost you just shy of $47bn. World conquest – or at the very least, conquering the...

  4. June 7, 2014

    Zuma admitted to hospital for tests

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma was admitted to a hospital for tests on Saturday, and doctors are...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    June 5, 2014

    ANC protest against the media

    Gianluigi Guerci/AFP Members of the African National Congress Youth League, and supporters of the South African president...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2014

    A new frontier: Africa's "explosive" homebrew market

    In the 1980s Yvonne Chaka Chaka released a hit single called Umqombothi, the Xhosa word for homebrew beer. The song...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    May 7, 2014

    South Africa goes to the polls

    AP Photo/Themba Hadebe South Africans queue to vote at a polling station in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg ...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2014

    After being shot, Fiat Chrysler's CEO in South Africa stays on

    Trent Barcroft (photo), an American who is CEO for Fiat Chrysler in South Africa, was shot in the stomach in February last...

  9. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2014

    Extremist workers party key in South Africa poll

    While the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to triumph at South Africa’s election on May 7, the...

  10. April 25, 2014

    Apartheid, just less black and white

    When I close my eyes and think back to apartheid, it’s 1984 and I’m sitting on my grandparents’ veranda in Johannesburg....

  11. February 27, 2014

    Midwives to a happy retirement

    People should not think of themselves retiring but “re­firing”. It is the “sunrise” not the “sunset” of life. No references...

  12. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  13. February 14, 2014

    Anglo American: turnround time

    There are not many Death Stars among the world’s big miners at the moment. At least not in the sense of a secretive weapon...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    February 7, 2014

    Complaining about the service

    Marco Longari/AFP Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on Friday during a protest for basic government...

  15. February 6, 2014

    Investec weighs up sale of mortgage arm Kensington

    Investec is considering the sale of Kensington, the group’s London-based mortgage business, at a time when the UK’s housing...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    February 6, 2014

    Harmony miners mourn their colleagues

    Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South...

  17. February 6, 2014

    Harmony gold mine fire kills eight in South Africa

    Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of eight men killed in a fire in a Harmony gold mine in South Africa, in the worst...

  18. January 2, 2014

    Rwandan exile murdered in South African hotel, say police

    A former Rwandan intelligence chief turned dissident, living in exile, was apparently murdered in a hotel room in...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    December 18, 2013

    Cricket fans at Wanderers Stadium

    hemba Hadebe/AP A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of...

  20. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    Africa banking and finance - a bonanza waiting to happen?

    Africa is at the forefront of bringing financial services to the “unbanked” and new opportunities to seasoned investors. In...

  21. December 15, 2013

    Thousands gather as Nelson Mandela laid to rest

    Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest on Sunday after a state funeral that was laced with emotion and touching personal...

  22. December 14, 2013

    Mandela’s long walk nears journey’s end

    QUNU, South Africa, Dec 14 - The body of Nelson Mandela arrived on Saturday at his ancestral home in the rolling hills of...

  23. December 13, 2013

    See you, see me

    For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

  24. December 12, 2013

    Mandela, American public servant

    It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    December 10, 2013

    Mandela memorial

    Peter Dejong/AP VIPs and dignitaries stand up for the start of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in...

  26. December 8, 2013

    South Africans join in prayer for Mandela

    Millions of South Africans of all classes, races and religions flocked to churches, mosques and synagogues on Sunday as the...

  27. The World

    December 6, 2013

    Mandela - how a man became a myth

    (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Among all the many tributes to Nelson Mandela. the one I enjoyed most was the testimony of his...

  28. December 5, 2013

    What Mandela taught us

    In 1993, South African general Constand Viljoen was plotting an Afrikaner guerrilla war against multiracial rule. So Nelson...

  29. December 5, 2013

    Nelson Mandela dies

    Nelson Mandela, the inspirational former South African president who guided his nation through the dramatic transition that...

  30. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    Brazil's development bank heads for Africa

    The BNDES, Brazil’s government-owned development bank, will open its first Africa office on Friday in South Africa’s...

  31. December 2, 2013

    Bidvest counterbids for Adcock Ingram stake

    Bidvest has made a $393m counterbid for part of Adcock Ingram and warned of imminent legal action against a friendly $1.3bn...

  32. December 1, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Dec 2 Study in Europe The Financial Times European Business School magazine publishes today, including a ranking of...

  33. November 27, 2013

    Turkcell sues MTN in Johannesburg over Iran licence

    Turkcell has resumed its legal battle with MTN over the South African group’s Iran operations as it filed a lawsuit in...

  34. November 8, 2013

    Gandhi Before India, by Ramachandra Guha

    Gandhi Before India, by Ramachandra Guha, Allen Lane, RRP£30, 688 pages Mohandas K Gandhi as quack doctor and self-styled...

  35. November 6, 2013

    South Africa: Half-full glass rapidly emptying

    The location was symbolic and the guests highbrow. Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, sat flanked by Bobby...

  36. November 6, 2013

    Lawyer draws up rules for global change

    The figure waiting patiently for me just inside the entrance to his London hotel is unassuming and almost easy to miss. But...

  37. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Low-cost air travel: on the up in Asia

    The fortunes of airlines may fluctuate from tricky to troubled the world over, but new numbers out on Monday show that one...

  38. October 18, 2013

    Fastjet touches down in Johannesburg

    A Fastjet flight from Tanzania touched down at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International airport on Friday, marking a start...

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